Being in Middle School can be stressful and there are a lot of things going in the lives of students this age that act as stressors. It is important that students understand what stress is, what causes it, and more importantly, how to cope with it. These lessons contain various activities in PPT format that help students define and more clearly understand the true nature of stress, while allowing them to interact and learn from their classmates. The lessons culminate in a fun, small group bridge building activity that ultimately gets students to think about the various stressors in their lives and the impact these have on their daily lives. This activity acts as a metaphor for some great discussions on stress and how students can more effectively learn to cope with stress.